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Alexander C Allori

Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgery, Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery

Research Interests


My early work concentrated on development of "metrics that matter" — standardized methods for assessment of clinical outcomes important to clinicians, patients, families, and other stakeholders. Most notable of this would be the development of the ICHOM Standard Set for the Comprehensive Appraisal of Cleft Care and collaborations with groups such as Americleft, the ERN, and the CLEFT-Q™ team.

Development of metrics would be ineffectual unless these metrics were disseminated, adopted, and implemented by multidisciplinary teams. To that end, the second phase of my work focused on building the Allied Cleft & Craniofacial Quality-Improvement and Research Network (ACCQUIREnet).

Presently, my research is focused on using causal inference frameworks to improve observational (cohort) studies and embedded pragmatic clinical trials within ACCQUIREnet.

Interests: clinical outcomes research; patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs); comparative effectiveness research; health-technology assessment; dissemination and implementation science; causal inference; pragmatic clinical trials; observational studies; data science; data visualization; geospatial analysis; network analysis.

Selected Grants


Directing Stem Cells to the Adipocyte Lineage in Infantile Hemangiomas

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2023

Short and Long Term Outcomes Among Children with Clefts

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2011 - 2015

Standardization of Cleft Outcomes for Quality Improvement and Clinical Research

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by The Plastic Surgery Foundation · 2013 - 2014